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W.W. Wilbur - Slave Auctioneer
W.W. Wilbur - Slave Auctioneer

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W.W. Wilbur Store Card Token of 1846. While Wilbur was an auctioneer of of practically everything, he was also an auctioneer of slaves. This token is classified as one from Charleston, South Carolina. See the linked monograph, below, for the full story on these and the varieties that are available.
NGC holder - XF 45. References: M-SC-10. This is a scarcer variety with the legend "Going At Only A Penny" added under the auctioneer figure. These come in brass, copper, white metal and gilded varieties. Above: SC-10, Obverse Type-3 (Period), Reverse Type-B (Bushy Tree), Brass.
Chibbaro SC-1305-DA Rarity R-4 (50-99 specimens known).
Here's a nice study of these historical tokens for VIEWING & DOWNLOAD:
The Tokens of W.W. Wilbur of Charlestown, SC: [ link ]
A similar article on these interesting tokens: [ link ]
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Keywords: W.W. Wilbur - Slave Auctioneer
Denomination: NA - Large Cent size
Reference #: M-SC-10
Date/Mintmark: 1846
Condition: NGC XF 45
Weight: na
Metal: brass
Additional Categories: United States of America

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